Agile Project Management with Scrum

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee:  $350 (Continental breakfast and lunch included)
$25 discount per person, for three or more registered from the same company.  Must call 610-648-3274 to register with discount.

Call 610-648-3274 to register.

The Scrum Process

Scrum has emerged as the most successful agile development process for organizations, developers and executives alike.  Scrum's growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to boost ROI for businesses, and bring developers and executives together to align business goals. The Scum framework helps teams to become extremely productive.  It engages developers to produce the major pieces of an application in a fraction of the time consumed by traditional methods, and makes defects immediately visible to the team.  Scrum improves efficiency and helps organizations get things done.

Course Description

This customized course is designed to assist companies and organizations who are interested in adopting an Agile approach to Project Management. In addition to those who are currently, or will soon be, adopting the Scrum methodology. This is accomplished through a series of in-class lectures and instructor led hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for Project Managers, Software Developers, Stakeholders, Product Owners, Business Analyst, Quality Assurance and Testers. It is also ideal for students who are interested in an overview of the Scrum Process.

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).   PMPs earn 7 - Professional Development Units (PDUs). 

Topics covered: 

1.    Where Agile fits into the Evolution of Systems Development Lifecycles (SDLCs) 
2.    Agile Methods overview 
3.    Agile Planning & Estimating
          a.  Agile Project Lifecycle
          b.  User Stories Definition and Examples
          c.  Story Points and Estimation techniques
4.    Acceptance Criteria (Definition of "done")
5.    Basic Scrum Engine
           a.  Sprints
           b.  Key Meetings
           c.  Key Roles and Responsibilities
           d.  Key Artifacts
6.    Agile Software Engineering Practices
7.    Scaling and Global Teams
8.    Metrics and Project Control 

On-Site Programs – develop a stronger workforce for the future!

Companies and organizations can have this program conducted on their site or on our campus. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.  Call 610-648-3281 for full details.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Students with disabilities

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Services at 610-648-3200 in advance of your participation or visit. Click here for more information.